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15-1013.Establishment of certain cemetery districts; petition; resolutions. Whenever it is proposed to create a cemetery district in any county in this state, which proposed cemetery district includes territory wherein an existing township cemetery is located, territory wherein a third-class city owns and maintains a cemetery inside of or outside of said proposed district, territory wherein an existing cemetery is owned and maintained by a religious organization, and territory in which there is located an abandoned cemetery, the residents of said proposed district shall present a petition to the board of county commissioners setting forth such proposed cemetery district, signed by not less than fifty-one percent (51%) of the qualified electors of said proposed district, as determined by an enumeration taken and verified for this purpose by some qualified elector of said district; and it shall be the duty of the board of county commissioners at their next regular meeting to examine the petition and copies of the resolutions hereinafter required and if the board finds that the petition and resolutions are in regular and due form, they shall enter an order in their proceedings establishing said cemetery district.

The said petition shall be accompanied by a copy of a resolution passed by the governing body of the third-class city owning and maintaining a cemetery either within or outside of said proposed district, stating that the city agrees to convey said cemetery to and for the use of said proposed cemetery district; and shall be accompanied by a copy of a resolution passed by the township board stating that said board agrees to convey the township cemetery to and for the use of said proposed cemetery district and by a copy of the resolution of the board of trustees or other governing board of any religious organization owning and operating a cemetery located within the district stating that said governing board agrees to convey said cemetery to and for the use of said proposed cemetery district.

History: L. 1953, ch. 475, § 1; March 10.



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